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Openreadingroom.com is a work in progress primarily aimed at creating a central repository of Tamil literary works in the public domain for free download. Close to a thousand works are now permanently available at a single resource for the benefit of the Tamil diaspora scattered across the globe.

The project was conceptualized and commissioned by Ramesh Chakrapani, a Singapore-based journalist and Tamil enthusiast.

The free Internet Tamil library includes a wide range of narrative prose such as the novel, the short story, autobiography, travelogue, commentary, childrenâs literature and translation. Many of the writers featured here played an integral role in the evolution of contemporary Tamil literature. We hope you find the content useful and the web site easy to navigate.

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Topics: நாட்டுப்புற இலக்கியம், புலவர் த....
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A public domain work by Na Parthasarathy on the ancient Hindu epic, The Mahabharata.
Topics: Na Parthasarathy, Hindu, Mahabharata
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A history of Tamil literature.
Topics: Dr R Srinivasan, tamil, literature, history
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Topics: எழுத்தாளர்கள், சிறுகதை, படைப்புகள்,...
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by Na Parthasarathy
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A historical Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: historical, Tamil, novel, Na Parthasarathy
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A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil, அ.ச.ஞா
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A collection of Tamil songs by Azha Valliappa.
Topics: tamil, Azha, Valliappa, children's literature
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A historical Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: historical, Tamil, novel, Na Parthasarathy
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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A public domain work by Puliyur Kesikan.
Topics: public domain, Puliyur Kesikan, tamil
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
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Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
A Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
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A public domain work by Thirukkural Munusamy.
Topics: public domain, tamil, Thirukkural Munusamy
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A Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: Tamil, novel, Na Parthasarathy
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A public domain Tamil novel by Vaduvoor Dureaiswamy Iyengar.
Topics: Tamil, novel, Vaduvoor Duraiswamy Iyengar
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A public domain work by Puliyur Kesikan.
Topics: public domain, Puliyur Kesikan, tamil
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A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
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A public domain work by Na Vanamamalai.
Topics: public domain, Na Vanamamalai, tamil, history, culture
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A public domain work by Kavignar Suradha.
Topics: tamil, public domain, Kavignar Suradha
A Tamil public domain work by Tha. Kovendan.
Topics: Tamil, Tha. Kovendan
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A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
A public domain Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
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Tamil songs by A Maruthakasi.
Topics: Tamil, songs, Maruthakasi
A children's biography of Periyar EV Ramasami.
Topics: periyar, evr, ramasami, dravidian
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by Na. Parthasarathy
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A historical Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
Topics: கி.வா.ஜ., நாவல், படைப்புகள், Ki.Va.Ja. Ki Va Jagannathan,...
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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A history of the Tirunelveli region.
Topics: Tirunelveli, Na. Sanjeevi, tamil, history
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A Tamil work by Kundrakudi Adigalar. This work is in the public domain.
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Topics: Tamil, commentary, Thirukkural, Kundrakudi Adigalar
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by Saavi
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A Tamil novel by Saavi.
Topics: tamil, saavi, novel
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
A Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
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A Tamil historical novel by Na Parthasarathy.
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Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil work by Vindhan.
Topics: Tamil, Vindhan, விந்தன்
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A Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
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A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
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by Tho Mu Si Ragunathan
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A public domain work by Tho Mu Si Ragunathan.
Topics: public domain, Tho Mu Si Ragunathan, tamil
Tamil short stories by Vallikkannan.
Topics: Tamil, Vallikkannan, stories
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by Vaduvoor Duraiswamy Iyengar
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A Tamil by novel by Vaduvoor Duraiswamy Iyengar.
Topics: Tamil, novel, Vaduvoor Duraiswamy Iyengar
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A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topic: திருவாசகம், அ.ச.ஞ
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A Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy, historical
Topics: இலக்கணம், எழுத்தாளர்கள், படைப்புகள்,...
The history and development of Tamil language by Pulavar Tha Kovendan.
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Topics: tamil, language, Pulavar Tha Kovendan
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Topics: எழுத்தாளர்கள், சிறுகதை, படைப்புகள்,...
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A public domain work by Mayilai Siva Muthu.
Topics: public domain, Mayilai Siva Muthu, tamil
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by Saavi
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A Tamil novel by Saavi.
Topics: tamil, novel, saavi
A Tamil work by Tho. Mu. Bhaskara Thondaiman
Topics: Tamil, Tho. Mu. Bhaskara Thondaiman
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A Tamil public domain work by Na. Sanjeevi.
Topics: Na. Sanjeevi, tamil
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A Tamil novel by Saavi.
Topics: tamil, saavi, novel
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A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
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A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
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by KAP Viswanatham
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A public domain work by KAP Viswanatham.
Topics: public domain, tamil, KAP Viswanatham
A Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
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A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
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A Tamil public domain work by Na. Sanjeevi.
Topics: Na. Sanjeevi, tamil
A Tamil short story by S. Ramakrishnan. Disclaimer: The copyright on this work has not expired. Openreadingroom.com does not own the copyright. This work is made available strictly for personal use.
Topics: எஸ். ராமகிருஷ்ணன், சிறுகதை, Tamil, short story, S....
A public domain work by Thirukkural Munusamy.
Topics: public domain, tamil, Thirukkural Munusamy
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by Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil novel by Na. Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil novel by Na Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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A public domain work by Ma Rasamanikkanar.
Topics: public domain, Ma Rasamanikkanar, tamil
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A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
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by Pammal Sambandha Mudaliar
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A Tamil play on the life of Buddha, written by Pammal Sambandha Mudaliar.
Topics: tamil, play, Buddha, Pammal, Sambandha, Mudaliar
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A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
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Disclaimer: The copyright on this work has not expired. Openreadingroom.com does not own the copyright. This work is made available strictly for personal use.
Topics: எழுத்தாளர்கள், எழில் முதல்வன்,...
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A Tamil novel by Na. Parthasarathy.
Topics: tamil, novel, Na. Parthasarathy
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A Tamil work by Na Subbureddiar.
Topics: Tamil, Na Subbureddiar
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A Tamil work by Su. Samuthiram
Topics: Tamil, Su. Samuthiram, fiction
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A public domain work by Puliyur Kesikan.
Topics: public domain, Puliyur Kesikan, tamil
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A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil
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Tamil songs by Udumalai Narayana Kavi.
Topics: Tamil, songs, Udumalai Narayana Kavi
A Tamil work by Vellaivaranar.
Topics: Vellaivaranar, tamil
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A public domain work by A Sa Gna.
Topics: A Sa Gna, tamil